GOVERNMENT agencies continue to be hard at work following the President’s marching orders in his second State of the Nation Address.
PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III this week submitted to Congress the proposed National Budget for 2012 amounting to P1.816 trillion that focuses on delivering on the Aquino Social Contract with the Filipino People.
THE anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF) has secured the dismissal of a top official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), after they found his wealth disproportionate with his earnings as a public official.
THE Department of Energy (DOE), with the help of other government agencies, has started beefing up security within prospective petroleum exploration areas, particularly in offshore Palawan and southern Mindanao.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will be releasing an initial P20 million in the third quarter of this year for a national rainfed program aimed at raising food production in more than one million (1M) hectares of land tended by the country’s poorest farmers.
THE number of foreign visitors to the Philippines from January to May this year breached 1.6 million, keeping the country on track to hit its 3.74 million annual target.
TAPPING local salt producers in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro has saved the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) P20 million.